India U-17 women's team cruises to 4-1 win over Hong Kong U-18

The India U-17 women's team earned its fourth win in as many matches as it secured a 4-1 win over Hong Kong on Saturday.

India U-17 women's team struck 18 goals and conceded only three goals in their four matched in Hong Kong.   -  Special Arrangement

The India U-17 women’s team cruised to a 4-1 triumph against Hong Kong U-18 in their friendly clash on Saturday. The win marked the Indian team's fourth in as many games as part of its exposure tour to Hong Kong.

The four games, where the Indians scored 18 goals and conceded only thrice, have given the Indian team some valuable confidence as they prepare for the 2020 FIFA Women's World Cup, which will be held in India.

After the early exchanges, India took the lead in the 24th minute when Aveka Singh struck from the spot. The Indians doubled their lead eight minutes later as Lynda converted Daisy's pass and found the back of the net.

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Nirmala had the chance to make it three with a couple of minutes of regulation time left at the end of half-time, but the Hong Kong 'keeper produced a fine save to deny her.

The home side pulled a goal back when Chan scored off a penalty, but the Indians restored their two-goal advantage just five minutes later when Anju slotted it past the 'keeper.

Kiran struck her second goal of the evening after connecting with a Sumati cross from the left flank, rounding off a comfortable win for India.

India U-17 Starting XI: Manisha, Kritina Devi, Shilky Devi, Nirmala Devi, Nisha, Astam, Daisy, Aveka Singh, Priyanka l, Mariyammal, Lynda Serto.

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